Classic Sewing – Birmingham

Classic Sewing Event – Birmingham, AL


November 2-6, 2019

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244 

Special thanks to our Machine Partners: Baby Lock, Pfaff, The Sewing Room, Sewing Machine Mart

What is a Classic Sewing event?

Classic Sewing magazine always brings you the best in features, projects and designers. This FIRST Classic Sewing event will do the same! You will leave totally charged and excited with all of the new techniques you’ve learned.


For the sewist who wants to further her sewing skills, there are two “schools” for you to choose from – Sew & Serge School or Gail Doane School. Featured are internationally known teachers in limited-size classes. Studying with top-notch teachers and learning tried-and-true techniques is so valuable. It’s Classic Sewing at its finest!

Plus, there is no way to describe the fellowship and fun that abounds when we all get together to share our love of sewing. There will be an exceptional shopping boutique for your sewing needs – and wants.


A welcome reception on Saturday night at our host hotel, Hyatt Regency - The Wynfrey Hotel, will ignite the activities for the following four days. Classes will run Sunday through Wednesday, with lunch provided each day. This fabulous hotel is connected to the Riverchase Galleria Mall – sewing, shopping and eating – all of our favorites! We look forward to seeing you there and sharing in this wonderful time together.



Sew & Serge School with Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer, Kathy McMakin and Lori Hernandez

In the Baby Lock Studio sponsored by The Sewing Room

Cost: $750 (includes all kits)

Click for details and to register.


Gail Doane School with Gail Doane

In the Pfaff Studio sponsored by Sewing Machine Mart

Cost: $750 (includes all kits)
Click for details and to register.



November 2: Welcome reception from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

November 3, 4, 5 & 6: The classroom opens each day at 8:00am, with instruction from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Your days will be filled with learning new techniques, watching demos and getting one-on-one assistance.


As part of your Classic Sewing Event experience, you'll also enjoy:

  • Welcome reception with light appetizers
  • 4 lunches
  • A sewing station with machine
  • Beautiful kits
  • Great door prizes
  • Instructions and patterns for all projects
  • The opportunity to purchase additional laces, trims, fabrics and the latest notions
  • and more, of course!

How to Register
Click here to register for Sew & Serge School
Click here to register for Gail Doane School

Cancellation Policy

Classic Sewing Events, Schools and Classes are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, sporting events and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend.

Hotel Accommodations
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244


Special Room Rate: $120 (plus tax)

How to make a Reservation: Must book by 10/14/19

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a chic, upscale hotel in the heart of Hoover, Alabama. It is connected to the Riverchase Galleria Mall, a cutting-edge shopping center featuring a 9-story glass atrium, a 19th century carousel for kids of all ages and major department stores. (Get your Christmas shopping done early!) Hotel amenities include free wi-fi, fitness center and complimentary airport shuttle service (must reserve shuttle before your arrival by calling 205-444-5796).

Parking Additional (pay at hotel check-in):
Hotel Self-Parking - $14/night
Hotel Valet Parking - $20/night


For registration questions:  800-699-6309


For curriculum questions:
Angela Jones:  256-655-3090
Kathy McMakin:  256-658-3030

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.